A detailed examination of the themes, motifs and secrets held with Michelagelo's masterpiece: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/michelangelo-copernicus-and-the-sistine-chapel
It is argued that Copernicus' theory of the sun-centred universe is a key underlying theme in Michelangelo's fresco of the Last Judgmentin the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo's revolutionary design, depicting Christ as an Apollonian 'sun-god' positioned in the centre of a dramatic circular composition, seems relate to Copernicus's theory of the sun-centred universe - providing important evidence of papal support for Copernican heliocentricity as early as the 1530s.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/michelangelo-copernicus-and-the-sistine-chapel
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